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  • Obama honors King, pushes his political agenda on March anniversary

    Obama honors King, pushes his political agenda on March anniversary
    WASHINGTON – President Obama tried to reassemble a “coalition of conscience” to take up his economic agenda for the middle class on Wednesday as he honored Martin Luther King Jr. and the marchers who fought for civil rights 50 years ago....
  • Barack Obama and the March on Washington: Rhetoric and reality

    President Obama’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington underscored both the great advantages of the presidency and its daunting limitations. A forum in which a president has to compete with the famously loquacious...
  • Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race

    Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race
    The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
  • Another Clinton presidential campaign?

    Another Clinton presidential campaign?
    So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president? In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before...
  • Oprah, Obama and the racism dodge

    In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House. The BBC's Will...
  • Memories of sister lost in 1963 Birmingham church bombing fill Laurel home

    On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing four young black girls. One of those girls was Diane Braddock's 14-year-old sister, Carole Robertson. It...
  • TV pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

    TV pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
    TV networks will reflect on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in various new or rebroadcast specials. Here's an incomplete list of TV tributes to the former South African president who passed away Thursday at age 95. (All times are Central; most...
  • Cummings: Ted Cruz 'got an earful' from Dems on South Africa trip

    Cummings: Ted Cruz 'got an earful' from Dems on South Africa trip
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial, but that doesn't mean he's abandoned domestic policy. In fact, Cummings said he and other Democrats in the official delegation have used the trip to debate with Sen. Ted Cruz on...
  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....
  • 'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington

    'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington
    Fifty years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the momentous civil right's event known as the March on Washington. Between 200,000 and 300,000...
  • TV coverage of the March on Washington 50th anniversary

     
    Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...